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Kwara Screens 4,028 Women For Breast, Cervical Cancer

Kwara State Government has screened over 4,000 women in 14 out of the 16 local government areas of the state in the ongoing breast and cervical cancer screening and treatment.

Speaking during one of the screening exercises at the Cottage Hospital Osi, Ekiti Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday, the commissioner for Health, Dr Raji Rasaq, said the purpose of the screening and treatment was to kick cancer out of Kwara State through the use of modern equipment.

The commissioner, who said the project was organised by the state government in collaboration with Monitor Health Care limited, added that some of the local government areas already covered included Baruten, Kaiama, Edu, Patigi, Moro, Ifelodun, Offa, Oyun, Oke-Ero, Irepodun, Ilorin West, Ilorin East, Asa and Ekiti local.

He stated that the present administration in the state had concentrated on some diseases that were of public health importance such as malaria, HIV, tuberculosis and cancer.

“The purpose of the screening and treatment is to kick cancer out of Kwara State through use of modern equipment that will detect cancer cell and label a patient cancer free,” he said.

He also said that the administration aimed to sustain the programme by incorporating it into routine investigation across primary and secondary health care system of the state.

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